Aquatic Director

The Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA is a 14-year beautiful facility right on the Missouri River.  Join a team who truly wants to make a difference!
Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Develops, organizes and implements high-quality, member-focused YMCA aquatic programs.

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • Sufficient strength, agility, and mobility to perform the position's essential functions and supervise program activities.
Qualifications
  1. Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent.
  2. Three to five year’s related experience preferred; for example, as an aquatics coordinator or supervisor.
  3. Minimum age requirement of 21.
  4. Requirements within 60 days of hire include completion of Child Abuse Prevention for Supervisory Staff; Working with Program Volunteers; Lifeguard; CPR; First Aid; AED; Bloodborne Pathogens.
  5. Completion of YMCA program-specific and trainer certifications Saw Program (YMCA Swim Lesson).
  6. Completion trainer certifications for Red Cross: Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid, ADE, Bloodborne Pathogens within the first year of hire.
  7. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
Essential Functions
  1. Directs and supervises program activities to meet the needs of the community and fulfill YMCA objectives. Establishes new program activities and expands program within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations.
  2. Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules and directs personnel and volunteers as needed.  Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals. Ensures records of staff certifications are current and complete.
  3. Monitors daily pool operations to adhere to all state, local and YMCA health and safety regulations.
  4. Conducts and ensures proper maintenance of pools. Secures and schedules pool facilities. Maintains accurate records of pool chemical levels and facility maintenance.
  5. Conducts lifeguarding, swim instruction, First Aid and CPR training.
  6. Creates and schedules swim classes, water fitness classes, and swim team practices and swim meets.
  7. Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information.
  8. Develops and monitors program budget to meet fiscal objectives.
  9. Assists in YMCA fundraising activities and special events.
  10. Models relationship-building skills (including Listen First) in all interactions. Responds to all member and community inquiries and complaints in a timely manner.
  11. Assists with Program Committee meetings
  12. Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation ina program.
  13. Performs other duties as assigned.
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

YMCA COMPETENCIES (Team Leader):

Mission Advancement: Models and teaches the Ys values. Ensures a high level of service with a
commitment to changing lives.  Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development, and recognition. Cultivates relationships to support fund-raising.

Collaboration: Champions inclusion activities, strategies, and initiatives. Builds relationships to
create small communities. Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict. Effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audience. Provides staff with feedback, coaching, guidance, and support.

Operational Effectiveness:  Provides others with frameworks for making decisions. Conducts prototypes to support the launching of programs and activities. Develops plans and manages best practices through engagement of team. Effectively creates and manages budgets. Holds staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress.

Personal Growth: Shares new insights. Facilitates change; models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change. Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance.  Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

Communication & Influence: Interprets messages and body language effectively. Listens with the intent to understand the perspective of others by using appropriate communication methods, including open-ended questions. Responds to the individual needs of the other person. Writes clearly and concisely, using correct grammar, vocabulary, and appropriate tone for the message or audience. Speaks in a clear, articulate manner. Maintains regular, clear, and concise communication within the area of responsibility. Adopts a personal leadership style or approach to influence others

Critical Thinking and Decision making: Recognizes own biases and suspends judgmental thinking. Responds to challenges with possible solutions in a timely manner. Actively looks for and incorporates different points of view when making decisions. Gathers relevant, valid data to make appropriate decisions. Interprets data, feedback, and information, differentiating among assumptions, anecdotal evidence, and facts. Anticipates risk, implications, and possible outcomes before taking action. Weighs the pros and cons of multiple options to make decisions about complex problems.

Program and Project Management: Organizes program or project resources, space, or deliverables to best meet intended goals and outcomes. Delivers a high-quality experience to members, participants, or project teams. Translates organizational goals into executable plans with accountable staff and volunteers by defining tasks, milestones, and priorities for programs or projects. Delegate responsibilities and monitor progress towards goals. Follows fidelity, quality, and evidence-based standards of programs, projects, or the organization. Challenges inefficient or ineffective work processes and offers constructive alternatives. Follows through on commitments with an appropriate sense of urgency. Demonstrates flexibility when plans or situations change unexpectedly, effectively adjusting plans to achieve intended outcomes.

Functional Expertise: Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment. Uses best practices, guidelines, and industry standards as a framework to improve performance. Demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in the technology associated with the job. Serves with purpose and passion.

Required Certifications
  • Requirements within 60 days of hire include completion of Child Abuse Prevention for Supervisory Staff; Working with Program Volunteers; Lifeguard; CPR; First Aid; AED; Bloodborne Pathogens.
  • Completion of YMCA program-specific and trainer certifications Saw Program (YMCA Swim Lesson).
  • Completion trainer certifications for Red Cross: Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid, ADE, Bloodborne Pathogens within the first year of hire.